|This year at the Shaw|
Monday, April 5, 1999
Under the Institutional Innovation Fund (over $350,000) 23 institutions will receive funding for 59 projects for a total of $124.4 million. UW projects receiving Institutional Innovation Fund awards:
Waterloo had a better than average success rate in the funding of its proposals, reports the research office. UW received funding for six of seven projects -- a success rate of 85.7 per cent, compared to the average of 78.7 per cent. The university was also the only institution receiving approval for six projects. Two others had five projects funded, and the rest had fewer.
Derrek Eberts (economic geography), Paul Estabrooks (physical and health education), and John Staples (social history) will begin two years of full-time research with the help of fellowship funding of $28,428 per year, plus a $5,000 allowance to help cover direct research costs.
One quarter of the 488 candidates in this year's awards competition were granted a fellowship. Winners were selected by juries of expert researchers.
As a starting point, the committee is exploring ways in which UW culture and processes can be transformed to capitalize on opportunities offered by the Internet, to provide information about the university and access to its services.
As well, the committee suggests that the need for creation of information in other forms (e.g., paper, graphic arts, CDs, multi media) is recognized but, whenever possible, it should be derived or obtained from the network-accessible collection.
Other areas for consideration include:
One graduate seat on senate remains open for the term May 1, 1999, to April 30, 2000, to be elected by and from full- and part-time graduate students. Nomination forms are available by phoning ext. 6125, and must be signed by at least five nominators. Forms must be returned by 3 p.m. on Friday, April 9, to the chief returning officer, university secretariat, Needles Hall room 3060. An election will be held if necessary.
Students interested in self-employment and entrepreneurship are invited to a recruitment event for the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs tonight at 7 in Davis Centre room 1301.
Starting today, the Village 1 copy centre in room 116 will be closed for the spring term.
Tomorrow at noon is the deadline for receipt of mail-in ballots for the UW faculty association elections. Ballots arriving after that time will not be counted. The results will be announced at Wednesday's annual general meeting.
While the rest of us prepare for finals, two UW students are in Nova Scotia this week representing Ontario in the National Ringette Championships in Dartmouth and Halifax. Kelly Parise, a graduate student in psychology plays defense and is team captain; Julie Bauer, a third year arts student is a goalie for the team.
And daylight saving time arrived this weekend. For those who didn't notice, it may be later than you think.
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